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According to "Europe's Digital Progress Report (EDPR) 2017 Country Profile" [86], Hungary performs well on connectivity (fixed broadband, mobile broadband, broadband speed and prices), due to the wide availability of fast fixed broadband and 4G as well as to the increasing broadband take-up on fixed networks. Mobile broadband take-up is, however, not yet accelerating. The businesses are increasing the use of social media, cloud, digital services and commerce. But business sector is not exploiting the opportunities offered by digital technology as much as the other EU countries. Hungary plan to access and leverage funds under the European Commission’s Investment Plan for Europe (EC IPE, "Juncker plan"), for the development of digital technology as well as transport and energy infrastructure [87].

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) is the most important learned society in Hungary [88]. Its mission is distribution of the results of science, supporting research and representing the scientific community. It has 11 research units (eight for life sciences and three for social sciences) and runs 15 research institutes.

The Hungarian IoT Creativity Meetup founded in 2015, addresses electronic developers, software developers, embedded programmers, mobile phone programmers, product developers, and investors creating concepts and ideas of IoT applications [89].

Some examples of companies addressing digitalisation and communication are T-Systems Hungary and Telenor Hungary. T-Systems, owned by Magyar Telekom, is the largest Hungarian service provider that can cover the entire range of ICT technologies, using the latest technological advances and business trends [90]. Telenor Hungary offer customers, such as unlimited mobile internet, internet security solutions, and special needs for which the company has developed customizable products, from mobile management tools to IoT solutions [91].